The Bears are the only unbeaten team left in the league as they hold off the Packers last night in an intense divisional game. Lots of fantasy football action so lets get to it.
Jay Cutler: 16/27 for 221 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. It wasn’t a dominant outing by any means but Cutler was still pretty decent and only threw one pick which is always his biggest issue. Those who waited in their drafts to take a QB and thus landed Cutler late have got to be feeling pretty good with their strategy right now. A 4-pick game could be right around the corner but he has looked great.
Matt Forte: 11 carries for 29 yards along with 2 catches for 14 yards. Other than one big run in Week 1, Forte has been dreadful running the football which seems to be a continuation from last season. In TD heavy leagues you might want to plant him on the bench but he still needs to play in PPR leagues due to his high amount of receptions.
Earl Bennett: 3 catches for 21 yards. Bennett was intriguing last season due to his past relationship with Jay Cutler at Vanderbilt but he is not longer worth looking at.
Johnny Knox: 4 catches for 94 yards. Knox is a hit or miss guy that is too inconsistent for my taste but he will get looks in this offense and will get his share of scores so hold him for now in TD leagues.
Greg Olson: 5 catches for 64 yards and 1 TD. There should no longer be any concern about how Olson will do in Mike Martz’ offense and he certainly is worth having as a lower end TE 1.
Devin Hester: 1 catch for 16 yards. He is a sideshow more than anything due to his electrifying returns but he is not fantasy football worthy.
Green Bay Packers:
Aaron Rodgers: 34/45 for 316 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Rodgers threw the ball a ton due to the fact the Pakcers couldn’t run the football but he certainly did his part to put them in position to win. Still Rodgers is a monster who will only have to fight out Peyton Manning or Drew Brees for the top spot in the fantasy football QB hierarchy.
Brandon Jackson: 7 carries for 12 yards along with 4 catches for 27 yards. The Packers owe it to Rodgers and the team to go out and get Marshawn Lynch from the Bills who the front office said is now readily available. Jackson is best suited as a third down back since he can catch but his running is terrible. Cut him loose as he has no fantasy football value.
Greg Jennings: 2 catches for 18 yards with 1 TD. Jennings doesn’t catch enough passes to be considered with the top wideouts in the game but his nose for the end zone makes him a good option in TD heavy leagues.
Donald Driver: 9 catches for 61 yards. Driver just doesn’t want to get old as he along with Jermichael Finley were Rodgers’ top targets. More valuable in PPR, Driver still has a place in all lineups through the rest of the season.
Jermichael Finley: 9 catches for 115 yards. Finley was great all game and he is making his case to officially be grouped in with the Jason Witten’s and Antonio Gates’ of the world. So far so good with everyone’s favorite sleeper.
James Jones: 5 catches for 55 yards and 1 TD. Jones is the third wideout on his team but he has a chance to put together a nice season in this offense. Leave him on the waiver wire for now but check back after the next game.